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The Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. Worth £60,000, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language. The winner is chosen solely at the discretion of the judging panel and there are no submissions from publishers.

The Man Booker International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In seeking out literary excellence, the judges consider a writer's body of work rather than a single novel.

A foreign fiction fix

For a fuller flavour of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize itself there are other solutions on

Translating the list

This year's Man Booker dozen, the shortlist of 13 books nominated for the £50,000 Man Booker

The sound of a prize revving

Things move fast in the Man Booker world. Less than two months after the announcement of Han Kang as

Judges announced for the...

The judges for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize are announced today, 7 July 2016.

Small World by David Bellos

2016 Man Booker International Prize judge, David Bellos examines the geographic distribution of

Han Kang explodes

The effects of Han Kang's Man Booker International victory have been quick to manifest themselves.

Chicken or egg? Novel or...

Han Kang's Man Booker International Prize win has been reported worldwide. What has been interesting

Weekly Round-up: The...

Han Kang and Deborah Smith
Han Kang's The Vegetarian, translated by Deborah Smith, has won the Man Booker International Prize

The Vegetarian wins the Man Booker International Prize 2016

Prize Brand: 
The Man Booker International Prize
Prize Year: 
2016